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Southampton’s Oldest Musical Society Is One Hundred Years Young!

Southampton’s Oldest Musical Society Is One Hundred Years Young!

  SOS Presents (SOS) is the performing name of Southampton Operatic Society, the city’s oldest musical society, which celebrates its centenary this year. Having performed shows at the Guildhall, the Mayflower and the Nuffield Theatre in the past, in 2022 SOS adopted the wonderful MAST Mayflower Studios as its new theatrical home. The Society has performed five shows there to date, of which two have won NODA (National Operatic & Dramatic Association) Accolades of Excellence Awards and the most recent (Spamalot, January 2024) enjoyed full houses and glowing reviews. SOS Presents Chair, Dr Brigitte Lavoie, says, “SOS provides a creative
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Natural Causes

Natural Causes

  Scaramouche Theatre Company presents Natural Causes Written by Eric Chappell Directed by Anne Ponting   Vincent is a professional suicide aider who has been summoned by Walter Bryce. A host of misunderstandings follow… Will there be an aided suicide? Will there be accidental murder? Who, if anybody, will drink from the poisoned glass? An evening full of misunderstandings and laughter. Natural Causes is a dark comedy from Eric Chappell, the author of the TV series Rising Damp. Warning: This show may contain adult themes & language. Tickets: £14; Available from Box Office (01425 612393) or online.
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‘Allo ‘Allo

‘Allo ‘Allo

  Lymington Players presents ‘Allo ‘Allo Written by Jeremy Lloyd & David Croft Directed by Amanda Harber   Based on the hugely successful British television series, which ran for seven seasons, this uproarious comedy relates the adventures of a hapless Café owner, René, in occupied France. You can see all of your favourite TV characters in the flesh, including René’s tone-deaf wife Edith, Major-General von Klinkerhoffen and the Gestapo officer, Herr Flick! René and his wife have stashed a priceless portrait stolen by the Nazis in a sausage in their cellar, where two British airmen are also hiding until the
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The Ghost Train

The Ghost Train

  Ferndown Drama presents The Ghost Train Written by Arnold Ridley Directed by David Pile   Take a journey back to the 1920s with Ferndown Drama when they present The Ghost Train at the Barrington Theatre from 24 – 27 April. This comedy drama written by Arnold Ridley (Dad’s Army‘s Private Godfrey) tells the story of a group of passengers stranded at a remote West Country railway station, facing the prospect of a night in the waiting room. But when the old Stationmaster warns them about the phantom train that haunts the tracks after dark, they are subjected to one
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The Little Mermaid

The Little Mermaid

  Bournemouth Musical Theatre Productions [BMT Productions] presents The Little Mermaid Originally Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions Book by Doug Wright Music by Alan Menken; Lyrics by Howard Ashman & Glenn Slater   In a magical kingdom beneath the sea, the beautiful young mermaid, Ariel, longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. Based on the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale, and Disney’s classic animated feature, The Little Mermaid is a beautiful love story for all ages and is coming to The Regent! Featuring classic music by eight-time Academy Award winner, Alan Menken, and lyrics by
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Guys And Dolls

Guys And Dolls

  SOS Presents presents Guys And Dolls Story and Characters by Damon Runyon; Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser Based on Book by Jo Swerling & Abe Burrows Directed by Sophie Barnard An SOS Presents Production   Luck, love and laughter collide in the glamorous world of Guys And Dolls this summer! With its colourful characters, dazzling dances and standout songs (including ‘Luck Be A Lady’ and ‘Sit Down, You’re Rocking The Boat’) it’s no wonder Guys And Dolls is one of the most loved shows from the golden age of Broadway musicals. 2024 marks the centenary year for SOS
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